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The OD’s role with new diabetes drugsIt is important for eyecare providers to be familiar with these new drugs and findings. We often see patients with diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and high CV risk, and we are in a position to help counsel our patients about new treatments—and even suggest that appropriate patients have conversations with their primary-care physicians, endocrinologists and cardiologists.
Game-changing gene therapies present cost problems for health execsCAR-T therapies have high price tags so it’s important to understand your patient population and budget impact.
Four ways health execs can prep for costly CAR-T cell therapiesWith the high efficacy and dire diagnosis, there will be demand for both Kymriah and Yescarta. Here’s how to manage the monetary impact.
First gene therapy for cancer approved: What health execs should knowThe first therapy based on gene transfer has been approved by the FDA. What’s next for healthcare executives?
FDA Approves First Gene TherapyWhy the agency says the approval of Novartis’ new therapy is historic.
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patients
Targeting dry eye in glaucoma patientsA poor ocular surface is a common condition in glaucoma patients due to the incidence of dry eye, age, and use of benzalkonium chloride (BAK). Poor compliance with glaucoma therapy can result. Use of point-of-care testing can help identify patients with a poor ocular surface and drive treatment decisions. Treatment options, including surgical, are discussed.
Novartis Alcon changes build better platform for ophthalmologyAlcon Laboratories pharmaceutical products have been moved into the Novartis Pharmaceutical Division. The switch means a sharper focus on research and development in ophthalmology as well as better access to Norvartis’ patient services and support capabilities.
New universal companion diagnostic paves the way for precision oncologyFDA approves new diagnostic test for non-small cell lung cancer.
Combination pack approved for breast cancer treatmentFDA approves ribociclib plus letrozole to treat a subset of advanced breast cancer patients.
Aflibercept rivals laser for diabetic retinopathyIntravitreal aflibercept worked better than panretinal photocoagulation (PRP) for proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR) in a new head-to-head trial, according to researchers.